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    Yea, I'll take the trim.


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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Slowly getting work done.

    Got some new toys for the engine. Unfortunately, while putting these on, I noticed that one of the lifters is collapsed and I can pretty much bottom it out by pushing down on it. Marty said he'd swap it. He did say to take it apart and make sure there is no debris in it.



    Got the cast covers since the rockers dont fit under the stamped chrome.

    Putting 308s back in since 373s get me to third gear way too early.







    Weight distribution almost cost me a car. Nothing but an engine and an empty rear axle almost caused the frame to tip forward. Luckily, I run faster then frozen peanut butter

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Slowly getting work done.

    Got some new toys for the engine. Unfortunately, while putting these on, I noticed that one of the lifters is collapsed and I can pretty much bottom it out by pushing down on it. Marty said he'd swap it. He did say to take it apart and make sure there is no debris in it.



    Got the cast covers since the rockers dont fit under the stamped chrome.

    Putting 308s back in since 373s get me to third gear way too early.







    Weight distribution almost cost me a car. Nothing but an engine and an empty rear axle almost caused the frame to tip forward. Luckily, I run faster then frozen peanut butter

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Better to find out now than to get her back together and ready to cruise and learn about it then.

    New covers look dope! Have a nice massive Cadillacness to them. Mean!

    Did the "peanut butter" reference come to mind after changing your shorts?!

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    lol!

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    I love that 500. It's such a fitting engine for the car.
    I wish I had found a big block at the time I did the car (theres 2 455 rockets in the junkyard right now as well as a buick big block )

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Yea, its getting harder to find these engines now-a-days. Theres one on my craigs right now for 1500 rebuilt that hasnt even been broken in. I remember the days when nobody knew about craigs...

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    Right hand thread, right?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    Yea, its getting harder to find these engines now-a-days. Theres one on my craigs right now for 1500 rebuilt that hasnt even been broken in. I remember the days when nobody knew about craigs...
    One of the biggest shocks of becoming an on-line Cadillac enthusiast a year ago was that there are performance parts and attention to big block Cadillac engines. I remember the days when the only performance modification for them was "scarp them" and put in a Chevy engine!

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    Took the intake off to check out the lifter. I dont know if yall remember from the first build, but I was having trouble with intake gasket leaking, looks good this time around. The oil in the tray seems from the exhaust crossover which tells me that I'm probably burning oil from the piston rings but this motor needs to be punched to get the cylinder walls tight. Definately not in the budget but one day it will and I'll stroke it and get high compression and so on and so on.





    I took apart the lifter and found nothing inside. The weird thing is that, when I put it back together, it was nice and tight for about a minute and then went back to being spongy. I dont know.

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    Cleaned up the frame the best I could with a wire wheel. I'm gonna search the web for the best way to coat it.




    Also, I'm having a hard time getting this spring to sit right. The other side sits fine but this one sits on the front side of the mount. Any ideas?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Either the rear is rotated or the pad is bent. Gotta be the latter.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    I just remembered that the upper control arm on that side is the one thats been walking. Its about an inch longer then the other side. You scared me with the rotated axle thought.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Sam, consider going with stock uppers, and the nice custom lowers. The lowers do all the hard work. Every upper I've taken out/looked at has had mint bushings. Maybe just box a set of stock uppers. Yes, I run custom uppers on the SS, but they are solid, not adjustable.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    I read about having issues with running different uppers so I kept them. I'll set it up one more time and see if it walks again, then I'll box the stock uppers and run them.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    are you gonna replace the brake lines? they look crusty


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